18 January 2019
Looks like the coming year is going to be very exciting for Smartphone Industry. The Industry experts claim that tech like a triple or quadruple camera and in-display fingerprint sensors may become a common feature next year. We have also got reports that Samsung and LG are planning to bring sound-emitting display concept to masses next year.
As per a South Korean publication, ETNews, next year a lot of brands will be launching smartphones without front firing earpieces. This would be possible thanks to the constant innovation in display technology which can now offer sound-emitting displays.
It further states that Samsung Galaxy S10 may feature a 6.22-inched OLED display that may ditch the earpiece and may feature come with a sound-emitting display. This would mean that within the size of the current Galaxy S9+, we may see a larger edge to edge display in Samsung Galaxy S10. The smartphone, however, may still continue to have an iris scanner and a 3D sensor and may feature an in-display fingerprint sensor too.
This is the same concept that was showcased at Society of Information Displays (SID) 2018 expo, last month. Where Samsung had displayed how their upcoming smartphones may be able to use the entire portion on the front for display. A working prototype on a Samsung Galaxy S9+ was used by Samsung to showcase the bone conduction technology.
LG, on the other hand, is said to be planning to bring this technology to smaller devices like Smartphones and laptops. Earlier LG had introduced TVs with CSO panel that produced sound by vibrating the panel and was received very well. LG G8 that is said to come with a 4K display, however, there is no confirmation yet, if it will feature such a technology or not.
Although, the concept of using a display to generate sound is not new. We saw this in the original Mi Mix which came with a piezoelectric motor to generate sound through the display and the very recent one in the form of Vivo Nex that uses “Screen SoundCasting technology”. However, once bigger brands adopt this, there is a fair chance that this technology will become a mainstay.
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